Lil Wayne gets another prison reprieve -- this time it’s a fire


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Lil Wayne‘s trip to prison has been delayed yet again, thanks to a fire in the courthouse where he was to appear for sentencing Tuesday.

On Feb. 9, the rapper got a reprieve so he could tend to some dental work. On Tuesday, he was inbound on a plane from Miami to New York when a smoky basement fire shut the courthouse down for the day. It took an hour to get the flames under control, and five firefighters, two civilians and a prisoner were hurt.


Lil Wayne had already posted a farewell of sorts Monday night on Twitter: ‘yesterday i smiled,today i smirked,tomorrow i stop.............................thanks for your thoughts and prayers,they’re needed.’

The rapper’s been crazy-busy in the weeks leading up to what’s expected to be a year in prison, shooting nine videos in a 48-hour stretch before the last delay.

Imagine what he could get done in New York between now and Wednesday morning.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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